I am John Dempsey and my lifelong passion has always been the making of art. As an artist I find inspiration in the images, shapes, sizes, colours, textures and patterns I perceive daily all around me- in towns and cities and the countryside -whether people are working or relaxing, in familiar areas or often little known but interesting byways. I try to capture the atmosphere and emotion of the images which interest me. My paintings all originate from sketches done on location. I paint in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pen and wash and mixed media

John Dempsey

John Dempsey Art

Welcome to my website!

I am John Dempsey .

I was trained at Salford School of Art as a Graphic Designer and worked for a short period of time as a Graphic Designer in studios in Manchester but subsequently changed careers, only returning to painting in more recent years. I have just completed The Higher National Diploma in Fine Art at Mid Cheshire College in Northwich and will now concentrate on painting and selling my artwork.

From September 2015 I will be Artist in residence at Mid Cheshire College for the next Academic year. I like to paint scenes from everyday life and can find interesting images all around us for my inspiration. I paint in oils, acrylics, watercolour and mixed media. My artwork can be purchased from the Gallery page of this website.

Currently I am a member of the Manchester Urban Sketchers  whose members post images of recent sketches which can be seen on Facebook and Flickr.

John Dempsey